Frequently Asked Questions about being an Aviation Medical Examiner
What are the FAA training requirements to become an AME?
The Aeromedical Education Division of CAMI has designated the Basic AME Seminar as a continuing medical education (CME) activity that is valid for 32.5 credit hours in Category I of the Physician's Recognition Award from the American Medical Association. The FAA does not charge a fee for attending the Basic AME Seminar. However, applicants must pay all personal expenses (travel, accommodations, and meals) associated with their training.
A Guide for Prospective FAA Aviation Medical Examiners
Medical certification of U.S. airmen officially began with the Air Commerce Act of 1926, mandating that all pilots be medically qualified to fly. Disqualifying for any class of medical certificate were conditions that could cause sudden incapacitation or death, or could otherwise compromise aviation safety.
Aviation Medical Examiner Frequently Asked Questions